Crimes in Kenya drop by 8 percent

December 20, 2013 1:48 pm

He pointed out that this will, “even be strengthened by establishing structures down to the grass roots by embracing Nyumba Kumi model.”

Despite the decrease in crime rates, robbery cases increased at 10 percent, homicide at 6 percent and vehicle and other thefts at three percent.

On individual crime analysis, there was recorded increase in rape cases at 22 percent and robbery with violence increasing by nine percent.

Rape recorded a total of 882 cases with Kiambu leading the list at 71 cases, Nakuru 57 cases and Turkana with 45 cases.

On issues of traffic, the report also indicated a decrease by 743 cases.

Within the period under review, a total of 5,611 accidents were recorded compared to 6,354 accidents in 2012 with 2,823 of the victims losing their lives.

The survey further shows that mob injustice incidents recorded a significant escalation with 509 cases being reported to police during the period.

“These can greatly be attributed to perceived ineffectiveness of the Criminal Justice System by the populace who take law into their hands,” the report indicates.

Among crimes reported was also domestic violence manifested by either wife or husbands poisoning or setting fire on their homes after killing the whole family.

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